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  2. I'm sure it's soap residue - suede is not fabric and the product is not meant to be used on it. Hopefully it will rinse out.
  3. Can’t seem to upload the photos, but I tried the carpet fabric cleaner on my Puma driving shoes which has a suede type material on it. Now I see these White residue lines on it. What is that?
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  7. No Soap

    The Line between Opticlean and ONR

    Nice! I use this “microfiber towel dunked into ONR and wrung” before starting washing for my drying towels. Especially older ones work much better in attracting water when done like that.
  8. darrvao777

    The Line between Opticlean and ONR

    Checking back in to report an update, I've been exclusively using Optimum products to clean my car since I last posted in September (don't even own traditional soap anymore!) and have nothing but positive things to report. My experience mirrors a lot of what the experts here have reported: 1) My car is a daily driver and sits outside, I love washing with ONR and the BRS versus the increased caution I need to take with Opti Clean 2) I typically with pre-rinse with a hose just to get as much loose debris off as possible (but I have done plenty of washes without a pre-rinse and haven't scratched my car yet) 3) I find that foaming Power Clean (in addition to being fun) is great particularly for bugs. Such an awesomely versatile product that can be used to wash wheels / tires / bugs / stubborn tar / etc This was a great week where I could put everything together (back to work and driving 5x/week, assaulted by a ton of love bugs, eagerly awaiting my Friday evening car wash): - hose off the car - foam Power Clean 1:3 on the wheels / tires / lovebug-affected areas - use wheel tools to clean the wheels / tires / exhaust - use bug sponge to clean the bugs - hose off again (I believe ONR used in a large volume can also neutralize Power Clean but I prefer hosing it off to be safe) - bring the car inside so I can work in a climate-controlled environment - BRS + ONRWW to clean the body - Opti seal and microfiber towel to dry the body - microfiber towel dunked into ONR and wrung out to wipe down the interior - spritz of opti seal and microfiber towel to dry the wheels Ready for another week of work and lovebugs
  9. Heijneker

    Silicon carbide vs. silicon dioxide

    Yeah, I would like to know more about this as well!
  10. Ron@Optimum

    Does ONR neutralize ph?

    ONR has a neutrl pH and we recommend using it to rinse Power Clean and FerreX, but A&J is correct in that you should use generous amounts of ONR AND water rinsing strong cleaners.
  11. I have a question for Dr. G. We all know that pro and pro plus are permanent because it is silicon carbide. Why is it that opt is one of the few coating companies that uses it? There are so many coatings out there and most are sio2 and temporary even though they may be an authorized installer only. Why don't more companies use the sic technology?
  12. Tug Bankert

    The Line between Opticlean and ONR

    I have cleaned very dirty, white work trucks using onr and no soap. You know the white vehicles with the black sooty film on them? This myth of what Matt Mourmon says about only using onr between washes, ( whatever an in-between wash is anyway). Onr can clean as dirty of a car as soap can. If encrusted with thick mud or dirt it will need a good pre rinse and maybe PC to knock it down, though. I just wanted to clear that up as I'm sure most of you already knew anyway.
  13. A&J

    Does ONR neutralize ph?

    probably yes but you will need a ton of it...its better to use free flowing water
  14. Will ONR neutralize OPC and Ferrex?
  15. Ron@Optimum

    Hi from Cornwall in the UK

    My quick detailer/pre-wash ratio is 1 oz to 16 oz of water. You can use the normal wash mix - 1:256 - but it won't have the same effectiveness on bugs, tar, heavy soil, etc.
  16. ian180p

    Hi from Cornwall in the UK

    First use of ONR last night for my first riinseless wash. I am totally sold and will be using this as my go to product for washes when the car is only lightly soiled. Next test is using ONR on my door shuts and mixing up a quick detailer. What ratio's do you guys advise on ratios for door shuts and quick detailer? As this is my first dabble into Optimum Products are there any that I should be looking to add to my wish list? Thanks
  17. Ron@Optimum

    Different OPT CCR Question

    we recommend cleaning with Power Clean, polishing with Hyper Compound, and wiping down with Paint Prep before applying CCR - that will certainly remove any sealant. This can be done just before applying CCR. CCR will have an extended shelf life if unopened and kept refrigerated (freezer is better).
  18. TheMeanGreen

    Antibacterial Properties

    How about viruses? 😂
  19. Hey guys, I have a question regarding CCR. On my vehicle, that I will be applying CCR to, sits Finish Kare BWM-101 (formerly FK1000P) which is a rather solventy sealant, and given the info that has been shared regarding CCR performance after using solvent based polishing fluids, should I be stripping the BWM-101 a number of days prior to polishing with OPT polishing fluids, in order for any residual solvents from the BWM-101 to gas out from the paint? I do have another question, does CCR have a shelf life, unopened and stored in a climate controlled temperature?
  20. No Soap

    Hi from Cornwall in the UK

    You don’t have to be rich because the BRS lasts very well and I’m still on my first one even if I bought 2 at once!
  21. Ron@Optimum

    Use of clay bar on Opti-Coat Pro+?

    shouldn't be, again use quality lube and don't press hard.
  22. Ron@Optimum

    qwaqreplwoiuakjcz joined the community

    as do we all - actually Optimum is doing OK through this BS (or is that CV?) and I'm getting questions from many newbies. Mostly fun to educate new OPT users (usually ONR) but lots of misinformation due to social media. How's life in the UK?
  23. Lowejackson

    qwaqreplwoiuakjcz joined the community

    Sorry Ron, I made up that user name. I guess I was just wondering about all the users with apparently random letters as user names and most do not appear to revisit the forum after joining. Not a huge issue, I do have a lot of spare time on my hands....
  24. Lowejackson

    Hi from Cornwall in the UK

    Ian 180p, welcome to the forum from Cumbria There are some very good videos on the Rag Company YouTube site on using ONR. There are some strange myths about using ONR but my suggestion is not to overthink things. Edit. I use a noodle mitt, tried various other things but for me the noodle mitt does what I want it to. I am sure the BRS is great but I am not rich enough to try it
  25. hokiedood

    Use of clay bar on Opti-Coat Pro+?

    Would mild/medium clay bars like Meguiar's Professional Detailing Clay be too aggressive on OCP+?
  26. No Soap

    Hi from Cornwall in the UK

    BRS or a noodle wash mitt or n-soft towels. Just be gentle enough (not scrubbing but don’t have to be way too carful either). You will also learn to love how versatile ONR is! You can use it everywhere, even outside car-care...
  27. Ron@Optimum

    Hi from Cornwall in the UK

    not here, but there might be videos on youtube. The wash media (sponge, mitt, towel) are rarely discussed. It's not really complicated... I meant keep your wash media clean.
  28. ian180p

    Hi from Cornwall in the UK

    Thanks for the quick reply It's certainly clean apart from the dust! Are there guides available on here for using a wash mitt using ONR?
  29. Ron@Optimum

    Claying car coated with Opti-Coat Pro+

    Mutant is right, decontamination can be done too often and strong chemicals like FerreX may be overused.
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